Date: Mon, 9 Oct 1995 10:41:37 -0500
From: "Kathleen M. O'Neill" koneil1[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UIC.EDU
Subject: Re: /z/ + /n/ = /d/ + /n/
What about "idn't" for "isn't"?
I hear that one somewhat frequently.
"Bidniss" for "business" strikes me as distinctly Southern, but I just
heard (and noticed) a student tell other students, "There wadn't nothing
you could do about it." Is "wadn't" current elsewhere? Surely, it must
be. What other examples of /z/ to /d/ before a nasal are there? Are they
regional or general?
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